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Unresolved public policy challenges

Three evidence-based perspectives

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As we move into the 2020s, what are the key unresolved public policy challenges facing society?

While we might have huge advantages today over previous generations in terms of our longevity, health & wellbeing and education, a new set of challenges are emerging associated with modern living.

We are witnessing a period of major social change. Our population is growing and ageing, traditional families and religious structures are weakening. There are transformative changes for women’s lives, concerns around social inequalities and poor wellbeing for particular groups, while new technologies bring global outlooks and affect the way we communicate and live our lives.

Much of this change is not being driven by “Government”, but policy makers can undoubtedly make meaningful interventions to ensure the UK enjoys the opportunities and benefits while planning for, and managing, the downsides. It may be essential for them to do so if politicians are to regain public confidence.

This visual report has been produced by NatCen with support from ONS and Understanding Society to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It is designed to provide the evidence policy makers need to improve people’s lives over the next decade.

 Click here to download our visual report.